Fender and Gibson – NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants)

I have been browsing through The Music Zoo NAMM blog and I have found one of the best examples of why Fender is awesome. They premiered the Fender voyager series and it looks great. I think it’s a testament to Fender, that in an age where vintage guitars are the holy grail, they can make a totally new design and make it great. I am referencing the Gibson Dusk Tiger which looks like a space alien took over a Les Paul but not in a good way. There is another thing Gibson did that I know KISS fans all over love but I think it looks insane, the Budokan Ace Frehley Guitar. I think all the open screws on the pickups and the open humbuckers make it look too industrial. I’m sure it’s an excellent guitar but to me it just looks weird. Also they only made 150 of them. If I were to get a Les Paul it would be white and have a black pickguard and chrome hardware.

The really cool thing about the black Voyager that you see in the blog post, is that there is a pickup unter that chrome pickguard. I like the sleekness that it has. Also it appears as if they are using a Jaguar neck. The other yellow finish Voyager has a tele style pick up set up. I like the futuristic style and the body may look curiously like a firebird but I still like it.

LINKS! all from the music zoo

http://www.themusiczoo.com/blog/2012/larrys-lab-fender-voyager-concept/

http://www.themusiczoo.com/blog/2012/larrys-lab-fender-samurai-concept/

http://www.themusiczoo.com/blog/2012/gibson-usa-ace-frehley-budokan-les-paul/

Also my 40th post. Thank you WordPress for alerting me.

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One comment on “Fender and Gibson – NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants)

  1. Whoa. Gibson and Fender haven’t experimented with shapes like that in a while, Nice guitars!

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